Take That set to to break the record for the most shows played at the O2 Arena

Gary Barlow, Howard Donald and Mark Owen Credit: Press Association.

Manchester band Take That will break their own record for the most shows played at the O2 Arena during their latest tour.

Beginning their eight show run at the London venue on Thursday, the band's final performance will mark 34 headline shows there - more than any other artist in the arena's 12-year history.

The band, whose current line-up is Gary Barlow, Mark Owen and Howard Donald, embarked on the Greatest Hits Live Tour on April 12 to mark their 30th anniversary.

Take That - originally formed as a five-piece in 1989 with Robbie Williams and Jason Orange - first performed at the O2 in 2007 for the Beautiful World Tour.

Other performances at the arena included their 2015 and 2017 tours and the Brit Awards in 2011 and again in 2015.

The UK leg of their tour will continue on to Birmingham, Milton Keynes, Southampton, Bristol, Norwich, Middlesbrough, Huddersfield, Liverpool and Cardiff.